I’m Marcel, a 49 year old guy from the Netherlands, who decided last year that due to all Covid-19 drama and changing circumstances it was finally time for a long wanted change.
I was forced to close my 12 year old business, and decided I would start a new one with a focus on digital asset development. Last year April I started to teach myself Laravel, VueJS and Tailwind so I would eventually be able to create my own software as well. My goal is to have learned the necessary skills before I turn 50. So far I am doing fine with Tailwind and VueJs, but Laravel is a bit tougher to grasp.
In my previous business I have been hired as a business analyst, project manager, online marketer, ecommerce specialist and ‘online business problem solver’. So plenty of experience working online. The biggest frustrations? A clueless management (or partner) with a lack of vision, and scope creep, which made sure launches were always delayed, which caused for a lot of opportunities to be lost. So now I’ll be the management for a change and get things done quicker and more clear
I saw the book from Dan and Jay and concluded that it fits my vision on rapid webdevelopment 2.0 (web + app MVP). I have to say I am pretry excited about it! My first big project is a member management portal for my wife’s self defense school, using what Dan and Jay teach in the book. Besides that I’m working with a partner on a project that his team hopes to finish in June this year, but that is more a strategic role.
Why this detailed story? Well, it may help other people who start from scratch to see it can be done, even if you are a bit ‘older’ already. And it also pushes me to keep moving forward, which is a nice plus.
Always open for a chat and I look forward to any suggestions that can help me become a better developer. #